The Age of Agility: Building Learning Agile Leaders and Organizations

  • 10h 59m
  • Kenneth P. De Meuse, Veronica Schmidt Harvey
  • Oxford University Press (US)
  • 2021

The Age of Agility: Building Learning Agile Leaders and Organizations focuses on learning agility, one of the most important trends in the business world during the past decade. Surveys have found that learning agility is the most frequently used criterion to measure leadership potential. Yet despite this popularity there is a need to more systematically examine the construct. This volume brings together more than 50 authors with backgrounds in both academic research and talent management practice to address crucial questions such as: What specifically is learning agility? How many facets or dimensions does it have? How do we measure it? And how can it be developed in leaders and organizations? This book enhances our knowledge of learning agility, distilling and synthesizing scientific evidence with best practices and examining the construct through both practical and scientific lenses.

About the Author

Veronica Schmidt Harvey, Principal, Schmidt Consulting, LLC, and Kenneth P. De Meuse, Founder and President, De Meuse Leadership Group, LLC

Veronica Schmidt Harvey, PhD., is founder and principal of Schmidt Harvey Consulting and supports organizations in building strong, healthy leadership pipelines. Previously she was a partner at Aon Hewitt and has supported over a hundred organizations in accelerating the development of capabilities that allow leaders to not only survive, but thrive. Kenneth P. De Meuse, Ph.D., is founder and president of the De Meuse Leadership Group LLC, a global network of more than 250 coaches certified on the TALENTx7® Assessment. Prior to establishing his firm, he had senior leadership positions at Tercon Consulting and Korn Ferry International as well as was on the faculties of Iowa State University and the University of Wisconsin.

In this Book

  • Backword
  • Foreword
  • Editors and Chapter Authors
  • Learning Agility—The DNA for Leaders and Organizations in the Twenty-First Century
  • Learning Agility and the Changing Nature of Leadership—Implications for Theory, Research, and Practice
  • The Role of Learning Agility in Identifying and Developing Future Leaders
  • Measures of Learning Agility
  • The Neuroscience of Learning Agility
  • Developing Learning Agile Behavior—A Model and Overview
  • Cultivating Learning Agility Through Mindfulness—A Framework and Recommendations
  • Stepping to the Edge of One's Comfort Zone
  • Seek and Ye Shall Learn—Exploring the Multiple Links of Learning Agility and Feedback Seeking
  • Reflection—Behavioral Strategies to Structure and Accelerate Learning from Experience
  • Being in Learning Mode—A Core Developmental Process for Learning Agility
  • Learning Agility, Resilience, and Successful Derailment
  • The DNA of VUCA—A Framework for Building Learning Agility in an Accelerating World
  • Becoming a Learning Agile Organization
  • Building Learning Agility Through Psychological Safety
  • Developing Learning Agile Leaders—What We Can Learn from the Top Companies for Leaders
  • Sense-Making in a VUCA World—Applying Vertical Development to Enhance Learning Agility
  • Learning Agility and Whole Leader Development
  • Learning Agility—What We Know, What We Need to Know, and Where Do We Go from Here?
  • Learning Agility in Action—Case Studies


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